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Festivals

IFFR 2015 Short awards

Rivers, Russell, Benhaim win IFFR Short Tigers

26-Jan-2015

UK wins two of three Canon Tiger Awards at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR); Serbia-Germany short submitted to EFAs.

Lee Yong-kwan

Busan director refuses request to step down

26-Jan-2015

Busan Metropolitan City has asked Lee Yong-kwan to step down as festival director of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) ahead of its 20th edition.

Marco Mueller

Marco Mueller takes Beijing role

26-Jan-2015

Former Rome Film Festival director Marco Mueller has been appointed chief consultant to the Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) as the five-year-old festival strives to become a world-class event.

Sundance

Sundance: Magnolia swoops on Results

22-Jan-2015

Magnolia has swooped on world rights to the Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders comedy set to premiere in Park City on January 27. Meanwhile A24 was understood to be in advanced talks for US rights to The End Of The Tour.

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IFFR 2015 Short awards

Rivers, Russell, Benhaim win IFFR Short Tigers

UK wins two of three Canon Tiger Awards at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR); Serbia-Germany short submitted to EFAs.

Cannes

Joel and Ethan Coen

Coen brothers to head Cannes jury

Palme d’Or winners Joel and Ethan Coen will serve as presidents of the jury for the 68th Festival de Cannes.

Chile Factory

Chile Factory directors unveiled

VENTANA SUR: The four Chilean directors who will take part in creating the opening night film of Cannes 2015 Directors’ Fortnight were unveiled on December 3.

Thierry Fremaux

Thierry Fremaux gives masterclass

Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux spoke of his “special love” for Argentina, proposed a ban on selfies on the red carpet and called for a relaxing of distribution windows in a masterclass at Ventana Sur on December 2.

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James Franco and Megan Fox

Front Row locks 26 films from AFM

EXCLUSIVE: Oliver Stone and Audiard dramas, Mel Gibson action Blood Father and Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire among haul.

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A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

Magnolia acquires Venice winner Pigeon

The distributor has acquired US rights to Roy Andersson’s absurdist comedy that scooped the top prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

Ron Eyal and Eleanor Burke

Venice Biennale College selects 12 projects

Up to three low-budget features will be greenlit from the 12 selections.

Goodbye Mommy

RADiUS swoops on Venice hit Goodnight Mommy

EXCLUSIVE: RADiUS has picked up North American rights from Films Distribution to the recent Orrizonti premiere.

Venice 2014

Venice Market finds niche with gap financing market

Several projects in Venice’s inaugural European Gap-Financing Co-Production Market are on the verge of completing their financing.

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

Pigeon wins Golden Lion in Venice

Venice awards go to Roy Andersson dark comedy, Andrei Konchalovsky drama, Hungry Hearts.

The Dinner (i Nostri Ragazzi)

The Dinner wins Europa Cinemas Venice Label

Ivano de Matteo’s Italian film to receive promotional support from Europa Cinemas.

Return to Ithaca wins Venice Days

Laurent Cantet’s Spanish-language feature wins cash prize.

The Look of Silence

Dogwoof hears Oppenheimer's Silence

EXCLUSIVE: UK deal for The Act of Killing follow-up.

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The Imitation Game

TIFF audiences honour Imitation

The Toronto International Film Festival leadership announced the juried and audience award winners as the 39th annual event wrapped on Sunday (September 14).

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BAM Festivals talk

Festival execs reveal top tips

Leading figures from film festivals in Cannes, London, Edinburgh and Hong Kong revealed their top tips for standing out from the rest when gaining selection to festivals.

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